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Question:

Shell eggs that will be hot-held for service should be cooked to what minimum temperature?

A 155°F (68°C) for 17 seconds
Explaination

Explanation: Shell eggs are eggs that are still in the shell as distinguished from dried or powdered eggs. There are 2 different cooking time/temperature requirements for shell eggs.If the shell eggs will be hot-held for service they should be cooked to 155°F for 17 seconds.But if the shell eggs will be served immediately they only need to be cooked to 145°F for 15 seconds.Other foods that should be cooked to 155°F (68°C) for 17 seconds: Ground meat—including beef, pork, and other meat Injected meat—including brined ham and flavor-injected roasts Mechanically tenderized meat Ground meat from game animals commercially raised and inspected Ratites (mostly flightless birds with flat breastbones)—including ostrich and emu Ground seafood—including chopped or minced seafood Shell eggs that will be hot held for service